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Caregiver Corner: Managing Medications

If you’re a caregiver for a senior, one of the most important tasks is managing medications. As we age, it becomes necessary to manage more health conditions with medications, so many seniors are prescribed multiple medications. Since each one has different instructions, it can be confusing for seniors to decide which pills they need to take at which time. Here are some tips for caregivers to help you manage all those medications for the seniors in your life. Use a pill organizer. There are multiple Continue reading →

Helping Seniors Manage Their Medications

Many seniors have more than one medication to take each day. In fact, many have multiple pills taken at different times of the day, and that can be confusing for anyone, not just seniors. It’s important to have an organization plan that keeps pills stored safely and ready to take at the right time of day, and caregivers can help make this easier. Store everything in one place. Most seniors have more than one prescription, and their doctors may also have recommended a regimen of Continue reading →

Planning for Your Retirement: Healthcare Expenses

There are many different stages of retirement planning. While most people think about the financial aspects of planning, your health is also an important consideration, because healthcare costs in your senior years may significantly affect your finances, especially when Medicare alone doesn’t cover those expenses, such as: Hearing aids/hearing devices. Medicare does not cover hearing aids, so you’ll need to do some planning in case hearing issues arise during retirement. Without insurance coverage, hearing devices can cost thousands of dollars. Dental/denture care. Dental care is Continue reading →

Coping with Rising Drug Costs: Tips for Seniors

Prescription drug prices continue to soar, and for seniors and their caregivers, this can sometimes lead to detrimental effects on their health. Government leaders are trying to come up with solutions, but in the meantime, seniors are left with some tough choices. In one study, 85% of seniors are prescribed medication by their doctors, but one out of every 20 seniors 65 and older can’t afford it. The strategies these seniors used can be costly to their health. Some skip their medication altogether and some Continue reading →